Sony RX10 II – New High Performance Cyber-shot camera

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Release Date : 10 June 2015
Availability : July 2015 (Pre-order from 17th June)
Price :  $ 1,298.00

Available at : Adorama | B&H

Key features

  • 20.2MP World’s first memory-attached 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor
  • High Shutter Speed – 1/32000 sec.
  • Anti-Distortion Shutter
  • High-precision 4K recording
  • High-frame-rate movie recording of up to 960fps
  • 40X Slow Motion movies
  • 24-200mm ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* F2.8 lens ( 35mm equivalent)

20.2 MP (effective) 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor
The world’s first 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 40x super slow motion and up to 1/32000 super-high-speed shutter beyond human perception. The extended circuit features higher signal processing capacity and more than five times faster high-speed readout than conventional models.

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BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture
Digital cameras convert light captured by their sensor into digital images. Since the engine that powers conversion is as important as your lens and sensor, the RX10 II features the high-speed BIONZ X processor for more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise while shooting photos and movies.

Bright ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* F2.8 zoom lens
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens provides a constant F2.8 large aperture throughout the 24–200 mm zooming range. Composed of 7 aspherical elements, this lens captures awesome close-ups and transforms movies and stills into works of art. Pro-style Manual Ring works as a zoom and aperture controller (with click sound on/off for silent operation), etc.

Direct 4K movie recording
The RX10 II can record high-precision 4K movie data directly on a memory card inserted into the body while suppressing moiré and jaggies. A front-end LSI that handles mass volume data through full-pixel readout at higher speed lets the camera suppress image distortion of moving subjects due to the rolling shutter phenomenon.

Super slow motion at maximum of 40x
Using the mode dial to select HFR, it’s easy to create super slow motion movies containing split-second moments of action. Choose shooting frame rates of 960/1000fps, 480/500fps, or 240/250fps (NTSC/PAL), depending on which is most suitable for your needs. The end trigger mode also enables you to capture 2 or 4 seconds before the MOVIE button is pressed, letting you capture the decisive moment.

Super-high-speed shutter of 1/32000 sec.
This next-generation 1/32000 super-high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter works to minimize image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon. The extraordinarily fast shutter speed also allows you to produce photos with background defocusing using a large aperture setting even under extremely bright conditions at a maximum of EV 19.

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Up to 14fps continuous shooting without blackout
Thanks to the new super-high-speed image sensor—and despite its 20.2 MP high pixel count—the camera features accelerated readout speed that helps achieve continuous shooting up to 14fps. This lets you capture moments of fleeting beauty or facial expressions.

Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
Instantly transfer a photo or movie to your Android™ smartphone or tablet simply by touching it with the camera — using downloadable PlayMemories Mobile and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication). One touch can also activate Smart Remote Embedded, for remote control of the camera from a mobile device and movie recording start/stop.

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Specification

Image SensorSensor Type1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels[Effective] Approx. 20.2 megapixels
[Gross] Approx. 21.0 megapixels
LensLens TypeZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 aspherical elements including AA lens)
F-number (maximum aperture)F2.8 constant
Aperture TypeIris diaphragm (7 blades)
ND FilterAuto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focal Length (f =)f = 8.8-73.3 mm
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent[Still Image 3:2] f= 24-200mm
[Still Image 16:9] f=25-213mm
[Still Image 4:3] f=26- 220mm
[Still Image 1:1] f=31-259mm
[Movie 16:9] f=26-212mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=29-305mm (SteadyShot Active), f=33- 315mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active)
[Movie 4K 16:9] f=28-233mm (SteadyShot Standard)
[HFR 960fps] f=41-330mm (Quality Priority), f=59-460mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 480fps] f=28-233mm (Quality Priority), f=41-330mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 240fps] f=26-212mm (Quality Priority), f=28-233mm (Shoot Time Priority)
Focus Range (from the front of the lens)AF (W: Approx. 3 cm (0.10 ft.) to infinity
T: Approx. 25 cm (0.82 ft.) to infinity)
Optical Zoom8.3x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom*1[Still Image] Approx. 16x
[Movie] Approx. 16x
Digital Zoom*1[Still Image] Approx. 33x
[Movie] Approx. 33x
ScreenScreen Type7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness ControlManual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Adjustable angleUp: approx. 107 degrees, down: approx. 42 degrees
Display panel (on top)yes
ViewfinderScreen type / Number of dots0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness ControlAuto/Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.70x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (dioptre) (35mm equiv.)
Eye-pointApprox. 23mm from the eyepiece, 21.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (diopter) (CIPA standard)
Diopter-4.0 to +3.0m-1
CameraImaging Processor BIONZYes (BIONZ X)
SteadyShot[Still Image] Optical
[Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF / Continuous AF / DMF / Manual Focus
Focus AreaWide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Lock on AFYes
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure ControlYes
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)*2Auto (ISO100-12800, selectable with upper/ lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Extendable to ISO64/80)
Multi-Frame NR:Auto (ISO100-12800), 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*3
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)Auto (ISO100-12800, selectable with upper/ lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie)Auto: 3.0 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30″)
White Balance ModeAuto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
WB micro adjustmentG7-M7, A7-B7
Shutter SpeediAuto (4″-1/3200*) / Program Auto (30″-1/3200*) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30″-1/3200*) / Aperture Priority (30″-1/3200*) / Shutter Priority (30″-1/3200*)
*At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.8 is 1/1600.
Electronic ShutteriAuto (4″-1/32000) / Program Auto(30″-1/32000.) / Manual Exposure (30″-1/32000.) / Aperture Priority (30″-1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30″-1/32000)
ApertureiAuto (F2.8/F11) / Program Auto (F2.8/F16) / Manual (F2.8/F16) / Shutter Priority (F2.8/F11) / Aperture Priority (F2.8/F16)
Image ControlContrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec.
high ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off / Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-25600
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting ModeAUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene SelectionPortrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum)*4Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 14 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5 fps *5
Self-Timer10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
Drive modesSingle, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing*6, Cont.-bracketing*6, White balance bracketing*6, DRO bracketing*6
Photo CreativityYes
Picture Effect[Still Image]
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
[Movie]
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture ProfileOff / PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of recognised scene[Still Image] Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33
[Movie] 44
Flash[Flash Mode]
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync. / Flash Off / Wireless (with optional compatible flash)
[Flash Range]
ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0m to 10.2m (3.28 ft. to 33.46 ft.)
ISO 12800: up to Approx. 20.4m (66.93 ft.)
RecordingCompatible Recording Media*7Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*8, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*8, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*8, microSDHC Memory Card*8, microSDXC Memory Card*8
Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)sRGB, Adobe RGB
File FormatDCF / DPOF / EXIF / MPF
Number of Recorded Pixels (Image Size)[3:2] 20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1,824)
[4:3] 18M (4,864×3,648) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA
[16:9] 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)
[1:1] 13M (3,648×3,648) / 6.5M (2,544×2,544) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920)
[Sweep Panorama] Wide (12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160), Standard (8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie[16:9] 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)
Movie Recording ModeNTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840×2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840×2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920×1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920×1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920×1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920×1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920×1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280×720/25p)NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840×2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840×2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840×2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840×2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920×1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920×1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920×1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920×1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920×1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280×720/30p)
HFR<Recording>
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920×1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920×1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920×1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/1000fps)NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920×1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920×1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920×1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/960fps)
InterfaceInput and Output TerminalMulti/Micro USB Terminal*9, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI,Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
NFCNFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-FiYes (IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Eye-FiYes